Make Your Own P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef at Home

If you love the tender and juicy strips of beef cooked in a sweet, salty, tangy, and garlicky rich sauce from P.F. Chang’s, then you’re in luck! With this easy copycat recipe, you can recreate that delicious Mongolian Beef at home. No need to go out when you can satisfy your cravings right in your own kitchen!

Mongolian Beef

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy – Forget about the hassle of going to a restaurant. This PF Chang’s copycat recipe is simple and quick to make. Just marinate the beef overnight, make the sauce, and cook it in just 35 minutes!
  • Pantry ingredients – You probably already have all the ingredients you need for the sauce in your pantry. Soy sauce, garlic, ginger, toasted sesame oil, and a few other staples are all you need to make this finger-licking-good sauce.
  • The sauce – This sauce is versatile and can be used in various dishes. The recipe makes more sauce than you need, so you can enjoy it not only with the Mongolian beef but also as a salad dressing, dip, or sauce for other Asian-inspired recipes.
  • Great for leftovers – If you have any beef or sauce left over, don’t worry. They make great additions to salads, wraps, noodles, or even Asian-inspired tacos.

Here’s How You Make It

Marinate the beef

  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the marinade into a Ziplock bag and add the beef strips. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to cook, drain the marinade and set the beef aside.
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Make the sauce

  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the brown sugar dissolves.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch dissolves and you have a slurry.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce to medium-high heat, and stir in the slurry.
  4. Let the sauce thicken slightly and remove it from the heat.

Cooking the beef and putting it together

  1. Brown the beef strips over medium-high heat until they are cooked through, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add the sauce to your desired consistency. Stir the sauce with the beef and let it cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Serve the Mongolian beef and sauce over rice, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Customizations

  • You can serve this PF Chang’s Mongolian beef recipe over white rice, brown rice, soba noodles, udon noodles, ramen noodles, wide egg noodles, or any other pasta you prefer.
  • Add steamed broccoli to this Mongolian beef recipe for an extra touch. Simply steam the broccoli on the side and add it to the beef when you add the sauce.
  • For a low-carb meal, serve this beef with your choice of vegetable over cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash.

This Mongolian beef recipe can also be easily adapted for chicken or pork. Simply use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or pork tenderloin sliced into strips and cook as directed.

Expert Tips

  • The sauce recipe makes more than enough for this PF Chang’s copycat recipe. If you want less, halve the recipe, but if you enjoy the sauce as much as I do, consider doubling it.
  • You can purchase pre-cut beef strips in the meat department, or you can buy a whole steak and cut it into 1-inch strips for uniformity and even cooking.
  • Any leftover Mongolian beef can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, and the sauce will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Try out this copycat P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef recipe at home and let us know how it turns out! Don’t forget to rate the recipe below.

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